The Transformers: Global Innovation through Science and Technology
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
The Transformers: Global Innovation Through Science and Technology
Wed, Nov 7 2012 - 12:00pm
Cathy Campbell, President and CEO, CRDF Global, Washington, D.C.
Hasanul Qader Mirza, Director of Operations, Greennovation Technologies, Bangladesh
Khairul Idzwan Baharin, CEO, MyDerm, Malaysia
Moustapha Kane, Founder, Amarante, Senegal, West Africa
Meriem Chiri, Co-founder, SmellNat, Algeria, North Africa
Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times - Moderator
A new generation of emerging entrepreneurs is coming to this country from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. They have been competitively selected to visit entrepreneurship and innovation hubs all over the U.S., including Silicon Valley, to share high-tech inventions that will help address challenges in medicine, the environment, cosmetics, mobile phone technology and more. Known as “GIST Transformers,” these men and women are winners of rigorous competitions under the Global Innovations through Science & Technology (GIST) initiative, a program designed to accelerate technology commercialization and entrepreneurship through global networking, entrepreneurship skill-building, mentorship and strategic funding. Come learn about this remarkable initiative and the future of innovation.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $10 standard, $5 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Lawrence Skinner
Location Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club
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The Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.